The winemaking industry has been engaged here for more than 8000 years, this country is considered the birthplace of winemaking. Vineyards are everywhere, even the alphabet looks like a vine.
Wine is made in every corner of Georgia, except for the separated mountains. The main producer of wine is the region of eastern Georgia called Kakheti and in order not to lose time immediately after your arrival we will go to the realm of endless vineyards.
1 day. Telavi
What awaits you in Telavi?
Plunge into the atmosphere of a real Georgian feast at a party at the original family, Tamada, toasts and Alaverdi, an abundance of national dishes, Kakhetian wine secrets.
Overnight in Telavi.
2 day. Tsinandali - Ikalto - Kvareli
Today we begin with a visit to the house of the museum A. Chavchavadze in Tsinandali. Tsinandali complex combines a house-museum, an ornamental garden, a historic winery, a cellar, a hotel and a cafe. For the first time in the country's history, wine was bottled in bottles in the historical cellar of Tsinandali. The collection of wines of Alexander Chavchavadze is also kept here - more than 15,000 bottles, the oldest of which dates from 1814.
We can tell a lot more about Chavchavadze manor, but it is better to see for yourself!
Further, our way goes to Ikalto. The ancient Orthodox monastery of Ikalto is the first monastery that was built in Kakheti during the Assyrian fathers. Here you will see the ruins of the bishop's house, wine storehouses (marani) and the wine press, where the monks themselves crushed the grapes to make wine.
After Ikalto we will have a wine tasting at the Chateau Mosmieri winery.
Winery Mosmieri Kakheti - is a winery in the style of the castle, which combines the modern and traditional possibilities of winemaking. The winery, conveniently located in the Tsinandali micro zone, surrounded by vineyards, with a picturesque view of the Great Caucasus and the Alazani Valley, attracts more and more visitors for wine tasting, culinary master classes of Georgian cuisine.
Then you will have dinner where you will be taught to drink from the horn, they will explain who, after whom, should make a toast and from which national vessel (horn, tune, drink), you will know what and how you can talk during the feast and how to convey Alaverdi, and of course, the same legendary Kakhetian dishes.
Overnight in Kvareli.
3 day. Gremi - Nekresi - Sighnagi
Your head hurts?
The last did not need to drink?
We are here and this means that everything will be OK!!!
As you can imagine the morning without chacha and Chikhirtma (Georgian national soup), so we immediately eat in a cozy and tasty restaurant, where all Georgians go to start the day :)
After the Georgian breakfast, we visit Gremi and Nekresi. Perched above the Alazani Valley in the Kakheti region, the royal fortress of Gremi attracts the attention of every traveler. It also attracts the attention of Nekresi - a small, pretty monastery high on a mountain above the Alazani Plain.
Further, our route will be as follows: the city of love Sighnagi, where you will find a sea of positive emotions.
Sighnaghi is a beautiful city spread out on a mountainside in eastern Georgia. Low buildings with tiled roofs, elegant wooden balconies, cobbled roads, old lanterns. The locality coloring attracts tourists. Walk through the most beautiful and authentic Kakhetian town, Visit the local cellar, where you will have the opportunity to try local wines and have a delicious lunch.
Signagi, we LOVE you!
Return to Tbilisi.
Overnight in Tbilisi.
4 day. Mtskheta - Tbilisi
After breakfast at the hotel you will have sightseeing tours of two of the most significant and famous Georgian capitals - Mtskheta and Tbilisi. The capital cities are practically nearby, only twenty kilometers from each other.
Today you will hear the history of old Tbilisi, visit Freedom Square, Erekle Square, Anchiskhati Temple, Metekhi, Abanotubani, Waterfall in Legvtahevi, Rustaveli Avenue.
Moving to Mtskheta.
After exploring Tbilisi, we will have an excursion to Chateau Mukhrani and a tasting of 3 premium wines. This Georgian chateau is a unique winery with its own vineyards, wineries, a beautiful palace and an interesting history.
Next Mtskheta - the cradle of Georgian Christianity, the city where the gray-haired Svetitskhoveli is still the same majestic, mighty and calm is the tenth century. Jvari - towering over Mtskheta, this handsome man has been watching the merger of Aragvi with Kura for fourteen centuries.
After exploring the cultural attractions, we are waiting for the final dinner and a tour of the winery. All this time the ensemble will play for you: play musical instruments and perform songs in traditional technique.
And, this is where our 4 day excursion ends, but our friendship does not stop.
We are waiting for you to our wonderful country repeatedly! After all, Sakartvelo is a multi-color page of a big World!
Overnight in Tbilisi.
5 day. Departure
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport.
The cost of the tour includes:
• 4 nights in a 3 * / 4 * hotel
• HB Meals (4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners);
• 4 sightseeing days;
• Comfortable mini-bus during the whole tour;
• English-speaking qualified guide for 3 days;
• Transfer back / forth;
• One bottle of water for each person every day;
• Entrance ticket to the house - museum of Alexander Chavchavadze;
• Tasting of Georgian wines;
The cost of the tour does not include:
• Air flight;